We like the way ancestral traditions tend to surface right around the holidays. In the Scandinavian house, you can find heritage hanging from the rafters, up and down the tree, and set out on the mantel. Here are our favorite Nordic decor finds on offer this season.
Above: Copenhagen-based Ferm Living makes a matte brass Candle Holder Circle that can be either suspended by leather cords or placed directly on the table (with the cords removed); €129 ($137) at Ferm Living.
Above: Snow Doll Candles are €12 ($13) for a set of 12 at Merci in Paris.
Above: Handmade Dark Grey Basket Reed Woven Stars are inspired by Native American and Scandinavian traditions; $26-$34 each at March.
Above: Handmade in Sweden with Gotland sheep hair by Åsas Tomtebod, the Small Tomte Gnome in Grey, shown, is $23.38 at the Local Brands. You can also find the Gnomes in Red at Heath Ceramics every December.
Above: The German Wooden Folk Art Tree Topper is $70 at Schoolhouse Electric.
Above: At John Derian—a go-to Christmas decor source for New Yorkers—a decoupage Norway Spruce 4-Inch Round Ornament is $55.
Above: Hand-hammered in Sweden by Malin Appelgren—in a tradition passed on by her grandfather—the Brass Garland measures 25.5 inches long; $380 at March.
Above: Scandi company House Doctor makes a Black Pine Tree Ornament for $9 NZD ($7 USD) available at Father Rabbit in New Zealand.
Above: A Swedish classic, the Dala Horse is available as a tree ornament in white and red; $4 each at Swedish Inspirations.
Above: From Finnish company Samuji, the handmade Santa Candle is €20 ($22 USD) from Samuji.
Above: The Monili Christmas Ornament in amber, clear, or black glass with a brass chain is available from AYTM.
Above: A Jingle Bells Garland of about 50 inches in length is 139 SEK ($15) from Swedish shop Artilleriet.
Not planning to spend on holiday decor this year? See our post 10 Favorites: No-Cost Holiday Decor Ideas.